Handlery Hotel San Diego

San Diego, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

A friendly, family-run property in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, the Handlery Hotel is a short walk to the Fashion Valley Mall where you'll find lots of popular shops and restaurants. When you're not out exploring San Diego, the pool area, in a central courtyard, is a lovely place to relax. The hotel's restaurant, Postcards American Bistro, serves some great food at good value, and it's big breakfasts, with unlimited tea and coffee, will set you up for a day of full-on sightseeing.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Located 2 miles from Old Town, and 5 miles from both Ocean Beach and the San Diego Zoo. A short walk to Fashion Valley Mall, the city's top shopping centre, with shops, restaurants and cinemas, together with Red Trolley and bus stops.

Hotel information

217 rooms appointed with warm, soothing tones; all with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, safe, flat-screen TV, tea/coffee maker, mini-fridge, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. 

Traditional Rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Premier Rooms feature a private patio or balcony, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.
  • Booking Bonus: Receive 20% food and beverage discount at Postcards and 20% parking fee discount on travel until 31st December’24. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. Terms and conditions apply. 

Self-parking $18 plus tax per night (payable locally, fee subject to change).

Postcards American Bistro (classic American fare, open for all day dining). Reef Lounge Poolside Bar & Grill (casual dining and drinks, open seasonally). 950 Lounge (bar with live music and daily happy hour).

Live piano music on Fridays, and jazz sessions on Sundays. 

Outdoor heated swimming pool. Fitness centre. Hair and beauty salon*. 27-hole Riverwalk Championship golf course adjacent to the hotel*.

Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry service*. 

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (509)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible customer service.

May 28, 2024 hollyb7451 Sandhurst, United Kingdom

On arrival at this hotel there was such a severe noise issue caused by a large group of teenagers staying at the property. Several guests were complaining and security were not able to manage the problem. Staff at the hotel agreed we could have a refund for our stay as they were not able to provide a resolution to the issue (the teenagers were… Read more
On arrival at this hotel there was such a severe noise issue caused by a large group of teenagers staying at the property. Several guests were complaining and security were not able to manage the problem. Staff at the hotel agreed we could have a refund for our stay as they were not able to provide a resolution to the issue (the teenagers were staying across all 3 buildings so an alternate room wouldn’t have made any difference). Staff advised this refund would have to be made by booking.com as that is where the reservation was made. However booking.com cannot provide this refund as the staff at the Handlery hotel have not responded to many requests made by booking.com over the past 5 weeks to process this! I have also sent multiple emails to The Handlery hotel which have been completely ignored! It was hugely inconvenient to have to leave this hotel and find alternative accommodation at the time and it is extremely disappointing that the Handlery hotel have failed to acknowledge this and provide the refund!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice, family run establishment

May 10, 2024 Sanama73 Le Freney d'Oisans, France

I really enjoyed staying here. The staff were helpful and cheerful. The pool area had plenty of sunbeds. rooms were clean Good situation, near old town and beaches so easy to reach all attractions We ate 1 evening meal and 1 breakfast which were enjoyable.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great stay, ignore all the bad reviews !!!!

Mar 27, 2024 Amanda G

This place is a great stay. All the bad reviews are wrong and almost deterred me from staying here, such a shame. It’s nice. It’s clean. Restaurant food was good, staff was nice and attentive, shoutout to Ana! Only only con was a little too much light in the room from outside but that’s just I like a dark dark dark room.
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Mar 1, 2024 KLLAlta Tofield

Our room was on the lower level with a garden door directly into the pool and hot tub area which was perfect! The front desk staff, especially Pamela were so helpful, she felt like one of the family after a week stay. Recommend the lower floor as there is no elevator to get to second floor.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Handlery rocks every time❤️

Feb 13, 2024 Coastal32386964577 San Diego, California

Pamela is just the best.She is always, always, always going above and beyond for me.And her smile continuously makes my day.Ben and the rest of the crew are always cheerful and accommodating as well.Along with the old school charm of the property and rooms, I will always give The Handlery a 10+.Thank you Handlery crew!